exposing pre-schoolers to positive and inspirational content
At a recent visit to a preschool in western Sydney author Susanne Gervay was not sure what was ahead of her, I organised the event knowing that this centre would rarely get the opportunity to have authors visit.
When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.
Susanne knows better that anyone that reading with children is all about spending special time together, and having fun enjoying the language and illustrations in picture books.
The kids were excited to meet her, waiting patiently in anticipation holding their coloured in glasses cut-outs in their hands, the teachers had got the kids to do in preparation to our visit .
Wearing a flowing , shiny bright orange cape Susanne begins her her story by telling all the kids that they are all heroes, a boy dressed in his peter pan outfit gets closer as close as his little body can get without being on top of her.
Susanne asks them if they know anyone who who wears glasses,
Grandma! Mum!they shout ….Miss Maloy!! they shout as their teacher smiles back at them , they understood….
why do you think they need glasses Susanne asks?
so they can see better they yelled with enthusiasm !!!
“my mum wears sun glasses” a little girls states, “so the sun doesn’t hurt her eyes “she explains!
The kids enjoyed the session, they engaged with the illustration and with Susanne. Not all may remember what the message was but I am sure when they next see a kid wearing glasses they will remember this wonderful author wearing a cape making them smile.
Clearly, there was a need for it. I am passionate about the importance of getting kids to love books early on. They are not only expanding their skills and knowledge, but also acquiring that lifelong love of learning. When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.